A-school, Chettinad foundation

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umabala 2009-06-12 09:28:50


sorry forgot to mention that they should have completed 5.5 years in the month of June for getting the admission to 1st std. This means for LKG, kids should be 3.5 years in June.


jayabs 2009-06-12 10:16:37


hi uma,

my daughter will complete 2.5 years this June 19th...so for 1st std she will complete 5.5 years by June 19th 2012..will that not be sufficient to get admitted to 1st std ? Wat does A school say about this ? do they have a date bound like June 1st or something like that ? any idea


umabala 2009-06-12 10:28:33



All schools mostly follow the standards wherein the kid should have completed 3.5 years on June 1st.

A school management said that they strictly follow this process during the admission. You will have to check it out with them if they would allow your kis because she is falling short only by 18 days.

SBOA school, Arsha Vidya Mandir, Hindu Senior Sec School are some CBSE schools which do not follow these standards.

SBOA - 3 years on June 1st

Arsha Vidya Mandir - 3 Years by March 1st

Hindu Senior - 3 years by July 31st.

Am not sure about AVM as they are officilay affiliated to CBSE only this year.

Check it out and do let me know if there are other schools as well because it will be useful for my kid also.


jayabs 2009-06-12 11:46:36


i already checked with PSBB..and they also have this June1st 3.5 years criteria...

so we dont have much options...let me see if i can get any other info and let u know


Krithi 2009-06-12 14:44:37


Hi Maya

I have enrolled my son in Ashok nagar branch



Puppy 2009-06-12 15:11:31


hi Krithi,

Did u see the school.How is it?????????????Any idea............


Krithi 2009-06-12 17:14:33


Hi Puppy

i think still they are doing some interiors. Have you enrolled your kid. How old is the kid


Lavanya 2009-06-12 23:12:45


Hi Jayabs & Umabala

My daughter is sailing in the same boat. She will complete 5.5 years on June 28th 2013 which means she falls short of 28 days from the cut-off date and I am facing the same dilema.

Most of the schools that I have enquired have the cut-off as June 1st. :(.  I will also enquire and let you guys know if any other school is an exception (apart from the list Uma already posted).

On the one hand, I feel bad that a year is wasted because of a matter of days. But on the other hand, its also good that our kids will have more time to enjoy and be free before being burdened with school. This way they will be more settled and might be better off in the longer run. In earlier days kids used to go to school late, not like now.  Even in the U.S, kids start 1st grade only at the age of 6.

So, now the second argument is running more in my mind and may be I will reconcile to my kid joining 1 year late but atlest then it will be a school of my choice rather than joining her in some school that is ready to take her before she completes 3.5/5.5 yrs of age.

Anyways, lets see what happens and lets keep tabs so that we can share any info that we might gather in the future.





supri 2009-06-13 09:50:35


Hi I am supri I have addmitted my child in aschool velachery ,,,, have any one visited the campus, how it looks ,, is there any a/c in the campus,,,


susi 2009-06-13 09:55:43


hi supri..i have visited the campus it still under construction..even i don't have any idea whether it will  be a a/c or not


Puppy 2009-06-13 12:54:22


hi Krithi,

I have enrolled my kid in Alwarpet branch.My kid is 3 yrs old.Im looking for Ashok Nagar Branch for my Sister only .


umabala 2009-06-15 08:47:10


Yes Lavanya,I completely agree with you. I think CBSE standards will require more undersanding and hence this one year seniority for our kids will definitely be an advantage. My neice is a teacher in a CBSE school and she vouched for this as it will be easy for the kids to grasp and perform better in the longer run.

With all these in mind I am no longer feeling bad that my daughter will be loosing one year.

Hello Supri,

How old is your kid? I have also admitted my daughter in Velachery branch. Management informed that it will be air - conditioned but work is still going on. So can't comment now. We all hope that this school turns out be as expected.


jayabs 2009-06-15 09:18:42


hi all

My husband visited the velachery branch school yesterday and told that work is still goin on..and the front portion alone is completed. since it was sunday he cudnt enquire much since no one was there..

so, uma & others whose kids dont fit into 1st std bcoz of age bar ! what r u guys planning to do ?

if we continue in A school itself will they repeat the montessori or extend the montessori education by one more year ?! i dont understand and am still confused as to wat to be done..



umabala 2009-06-15 10:39:50


Yes Jayabs, our kids will be in montessori till they complete 5.5 years which means our kids will get into 1st std in 2013.

In A School or rather in Montessori, education is based upon age groups which means activities will be set according to age groups.

Children will be grouped as 2.5 years to 3.5 years as say group1, 3.5 years to 4.5 as group 2 and then from 4.5 years to 5.5 years as group 3. In A School recruitment was not done for the last group this year. I guess that could be due to the fact they will not be able to complete the higher standard school next year.


jayabs 2009-06-15 11:01:31


coming thursday (18th) is the D-Day :) let me wait and see how the building is and what are the things in store for the kids !!!

Who else in this forum are coming on thursday !? lets just try and meet in the venue if possible !

Uma, will come back and post u on hte experiences we had on the first day !

hope to be good !


umabala 2009-06-15 11:12:41


Thanks Jayabs, I would really appreciate it. I am waiting to hear the news from all you folks.


jayabs 2009-06-15 11:15:20


SURE...i will keep u posted..

and one more positive thing is :) they have corrected my child's name in their registers i guess..could see the change done in the website..

am so glad about it..cudnt see her name misspelt :)


umasworld 2009-06-16 12:31:58



I received the letter only last week and my daughter is supposed to join on the 18th.

Uma, I am worried about the facility not being ready. When I visited the facility th first time, I saw a huge water sump kept open and lot of dust and dbris from all the construction activity - I hope they'll clean up all that and keep it safe for children. I am concerned now taht you are saying its far from completion!

I haven;t checked the website - so am not sure if my daughter's name is misspelt/ which category she belongs to etc...I think I would be accompanying my daughter on 18th and 19th - hope to meet you all...





jayabs 2009-06-16 14:19:43


Hi uma,

are u coming on 18th ? which group is ur daughter in ? i will also be coming on 18th..my daughter is in Pre primary group 3...


umabala 2009-06-16 14:28:05


Hi Jayabs and Uma,

I don't think I wiil be making it up on 18th. My daughter is in Toddler group 2. She will be moving up to pre primary 1 only in the month of Jan i guess as she will complete 2.5 only then.

If you folks are ok in meeting up elsewhere, we can decide some day and some good place.


Don't start worrying. Lets wait till 18th and see what the management does. I hope Chettinad groups will not let their brand name to go down at any cost. It is not only Velachery but all other branches are in the same state as of last week. So lets hope everything will be upto the mark before the school commences. I guess this could be one reason why the classes are for only an hours duration till July 3rd. I presume July 3rd is the cut-off for 100% completion.


jayabs 2009-06-16 14:34:53


Hi Uma, yeah lets wait and see..no other go.. :)

sure, we can meet up somewhere...i dont have any problem..


You will be coming on 18th right ?!  which group is ur kid in ?


umabala 2009-06-17 09:10:51


An update! I received a message from A School stating that we need to collect our child's ID card on first day of school which needs to be produced each time we pick up the child from the school premises.

Did everyone receive this sms?


jayabs 2009-06-17 09:23:32


yes... i too received it last evening :) wanted to update it here...good taht u have already done :)

eagerly waiting for tomorrow :) ....so excited as if its MY FIRST DAY to school ;-)



umabala 2009-06-17 09:32:38


haha...very true!! It is ofcourse equivalent to our first day school!! I am waiting to hear updates from you tomorrow.


jayabs 2009-06-17 11:14:29


sure...by this time u will have first hand updates..planning to be there for 1 hour and take her back home...after which i will come to office :)


umabala 2009-06-17 11:26:29


Oh, you are planning to be with the kid till 10.30? Nice!

By the way where is your office? How old is umasworld kid? Is her kid and yours of similar age group?


jayabs 2009-06-17 11:44:22


actually depends...if my husband is ready to stay back to pick her up then i might just c the school and come back to work...not sure...will see how it goes tomorrow..

am in tidel park....am not sure how old is umasworld kid...my kid is goin to be 2.5 years old by coming fridya 19th :)



jayabs 2009-06-17 11:56:46


& by the way where do u work ?!



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